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Santa Claus is seen wearing a mask on NORAD's tracker as he delivers presents


Ivanka Trump trolled President Donald Trump in a tweet on Christmas Eve, remembering the time he asked a seven-year-old caller at NORAD Santa Tracker if he believed in Saint Nick.

The first daughter shared a clip from the 2018 phone call with a little boy named Coleman when the president surprised young callers checking in on Santa's walk to their home.

“Do you still believe in Santa Claus? Because at seven it's marginal, right? & # 39; Trump asked the seven-year-old what Ivanka repeated in her tweet with laughing emojis.

& # 39; Merry Christmas everyone! & # 39; She added.

It is not known if Trump will be back to work if he answers the NORAD Santa Tracker phones, but First Lady Melania Trump will continue the annual tradition on her final Christmas Eve as First Lady.

Santa Claus was seen wearing a mask on NORAD's tracker as he flies over the world delivering gifts to all the boys and girls who made the good list this year.

It flew over Brazil at 7:15 p.m. EST before heading to the US, where it is expected to arrive between 9:00 p.m. and midnight Christmas Eve.

If you want to make sure you fell asleep when Santa Claus comes down the chimney, you can track his whereabouts on the official Santa Tracker from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

Ivanka Trump trolled the President on Christmas Eve with a 2018 video of him speaking to a seven-year-old caller on the NORAD Santa Tracker. Trump asked the boy Coleman, “Do you still believe in Santa Claus? Because at seven it's marginal, right? & # 39;

It is unknown if Trump will answer the Santa tracker phones like 2018

It is unknown if Trump will answer the Santa tracker phones like 2018

Santa Claus wears a mask while doing his laps on Christmas Eve

Santa Claus wears a mask while doing his laps on Christmas Eve

Santa Claus set off from the North Pole and climbed into the sky early on Christmas Eve with his sleigh full of presents for children around the world.

One of his first stops was Russia and he continued to Australia, the Marshall Islands, New Zealand and China.

He had obviously worked hard after delivering over 4.4 billion gifts, many of which remained.

Since 1955, NORAD has been tracking Santa's whereabouts on Christmas Eve using satellites and radar.

For the remainder of the year, NORAD is responsible for protecting American aircraft and airspace, but every Christmas Eve for the past 65 years, NORAD has put its important work on hold for another matter of global concern – that Santa Claus keeps all his gifts safe and on time supplies.

"The same assets that we use in our 24/7 aerospace warning and aerospace control missions will be used for tracking and escorting (Santa) on December 24," the agency tweeted Thursday.

NORAD activated the tracker on Thursday morning when Santa Claus waved goodbye to his elves in his toy workshop and set off with his mask on to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The agency reported "good weather to fly" when he jumped on his sled before making one of his first stops in Provideniya, Russia.

Santa then enjoyed slightly warmer weather over the Marshall Islands and Samoa, where he mistook the famous alofaaga blowholes, where seawater flows through the rock and shoots up into the sky to shoot snow up, Norad reported.

New Zealand came next, before making a special stop on the International Space Station for the first time this year after being issued one by the FAA & # 39; special commercial license & # 39 ;.

Santa Claus used his StarSleigh-1 space capsule, powered by the Rudolph rocket, to make the detour to give gifts to the astronauts on the space station.

Santa Claus flew over Brazil on Christmas Eve around 7:30 p.m. ET

Santa Claus flew over Brazil on Christmas Eve around 7:30 p.m. ET

Fiji and the Solomon Islands should fill their stockings next before heading back to the colder climes, with a stop in Yakutsk, Russia and a hot cup of cocoa to get him back on the road.

Santa Claus returned south and was flown over the Sydney Opera House before flying to Japan, the Philippines, and China.

There was no shortage of fuel to keep Santa's energy levels up as he enjoyed over a billion cookies that children in China left out for him.

He gave gifts to the sleeping boys and girls in Wuhan around 10 a.m.

Then sleigh bells rang through the sky over Jakarta, Indonesia, before the reindeer were seen maneuvering around the tallest building in the world – the Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates – just before noon.

Norad said it had been a smooth ride as he continued to spread festive cheers to families in Tanzania and Moscow before a brief pit stop in Helsinki, where Santa and Dasher had some downtime before heading back to heaven.

Around 5 p.m. Santa Claus had made it to Europe, where he was enjoying the view over Venice, as boys and girls were sound asleep downstairs before he was spotted over Big Ben in London.

And at 7.30 p.m. he flew over South America, where he was doing a dance in the Azores.

Santa received his COVID-19 vaccine this week to make sure he can be home safely this year.

He was also granted special permission to travel as an essential worker on the biggest day of the Christmas season.

Dr. Anthony Fauci assured the children on Saturday during a Sesame Street special with CNN that he personally vaccinated Mr. Claus before Christmas.

"I did this for you because I was worried you'd all be upset," Fauci said.

“A while ago I went up there to the North Pole. I went there and vaccinated Santa Claus myself. & # 39;

Fauci added that Santa had been checked out and was completely safe for the trip.

“He can come down the chimney. He can leave the presents, ”said Fauci.

& # 39; You don't have to worry. Santa is good to go. & # 39;

The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday gave Santa Claus and his sleigh the "special operating authority" to make deliveries throughout the United States.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo granted Santa Claus a travel waiver on Monday, relieving him of the state's mandatory quarantine rules to ensure he can receive all of his gifts on time.

Cuomo said Santa Claus still needs to wear a mask to do his job safely and prevent the virus from spreading.

"I think you'll still be able to recognize him even though he's wearing a mask because he has a pretty distinctive outfit that he's wearing," Cuomo said.

If you want to make sure you fell asleep when Santa Claus comes down the chimney, you can track his whereabouts on the North American Aerospace Defense Command's (NORAD) official Santa Tracker (above).

If you want to make sure you fell asleep when Santa Claus comes down the chimney, you can track his whereabouts on the North American Aerospace Defense Command's (NORAD) official Santa Tracker (above).

Santa received his COVID-19 vaccine this week to make sure he can be home safely this year

Santa received his COVID-19 vaccine this week to make sure he can be home safely this year

“I don't think there will be any problems identifying Santa Claus this year.

"He'll be able to do his job, but certainly because he's wearing a mask."

Melania Trump will also answer calls from American children on Christmas Eve as they search for Santa's whereabouts.

"First Lady Melania Trump, as is her tradition, will work with NORAD each year to track Santa Claus with children across the country as he travels the world delivering gifts," East Wing chief of staff Stephanie Grisham told DailyMail.com in a statement.

Melania Trump is with President Donald Trump in Mar-a-Lago, where the first couple will spend the holiday season with other family members.

It's unclear whether President Trump will join her in the calls made on Christmas Eve, when children follow Santa's journey while they wait for their presents.

He and Melania delivered their final Christmas message on Thursday, praising the frontline health workers without acknowledging the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic.

The nearly three-minute video posted on every Trump Twitter account begins with President Trump telling the Christmas story from the Bible, calling it the "greatest miracle in human history."

Children can now watch him and his reindeer fly around the world on the Norad Santa website.

You can also call Norad from 6 a.m. to ask Santa's little helpers at base at the toll-free number 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) about his trip.

Due to the pandemic, there will be fewer operators available this year, but fear not – you can still receive a message with information about Santa's location.

Amazon Alexa users can also ask their smart devices for updates on Santa's location by simply saying, "Alexa, where is Santa Claus?" Ask. While OnStar subscribers can press the OnStar button in their vehicles for updates.

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